The Invisible War: African American Anti-Slavery Resistance from the Stono Rebellion through the Seminole Wars by First Last Paperback
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The African American Anti-Slavery Resistance from the Stono Rebellion through the Seminole Wars. The "Invisible War" attempts to redress a fundamental misconception lodged in the heart of American historiography: the notion that there was no significant collective resistance to or struggle against slavery by captured Africans who had been forcibly immigrated to the United States from the mother continent. Such a lacuna may stem from the extent to which then-contemporary records sought to disguise the true nature of what are presently called the Seminole Wars-as just another set of Indian wars, rather than a struggle of African resistance to slavery, conducted in alliance with Indian resistance to ongoing colonial encroachment. This book challenges contemporary scholars to free the history of African Americans from the lexicon of enslavement, and to se the record of their struggle straight.